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Randomized controlled field trial comparing quarter and cow level selective dry cow treatment using the California Mastitis Test

J.M. Swinkels, K.A. Leach, J.E. Breen, B. Payne, V. White, M.J. Green and A.J. Bradley | Journal of Dairy Science | August 2021
The objective of this randomised controlled field study was to compare antibiotic use and dry period outcomes of selective cow level treatment (SCLT) and selective quarter level treatment (SQLT) in dairy herds in the United Kingdom, using the California Mastitis Test (CMT) to determine infection status at the quarter level at drying off (DO)…

Implementation of a targeted mastitis therapy concept using an on-farm rapid test: antimicrobial consumption, cure rates and compliance

A. Schmenger, S. Leimbach, N. Wente, Y. Zhang, A.M. Biggs and V. Kroemker | Veterinary Record | November 2020
The aim of this non-blinded, non-randomised study was to investigate the implementation of a more evidence-based targeted mastitis control therapy using a novel rapid tube test system, under field conditions…

Association of lameness and mastitis with return-to-service oestrus detection in the dairy cow

J. Remnant, M.J. Green, J. Huxley, J. Hirst-Beecham, R. Jones, G. Roberts and C.D. Hudson | Veterinary Record | October 2019
The aim of this observational study was to explore and quantify the impact of lameness and mastitis on return-to-service oestrus detection at individual cow level and to explore the impact of different ‘expected’ interval on any associations…

Randomised clinical trial showing the curative effect of bandaging on M2-stage lesions of digital dermatitis in dairy cows

M. Klawitter1, D. Döpfer, T.B. Braden, E. Amene and K.E. Mueller | Veterinary Record Open | May 2019
The aim of this randomised control study was to evaluate the effect of bandaging on the healing of digital dermatitis (DD) in dairy cows following topical antibiotic and non-antibiotic treatment…

Ceasing the use of the highest priority critically important antimicrobials does not adversely affect production, health or welfare parameters on dairy cows

A. Turner, D. Tisdall, D.C. Barrett, S. Wood, A. Dowsey and K.K. Reyher | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in production animal medicine is an area of increasing concern and steps have already been taken to reduce antimicrobial (AM) usage in production animals…

The impact of early life nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction in dairy cattle

G. Curtis, C. McGregor Argo, D. Jones and D. Grove-White | PLOS ONE | February 2018
Rearing dairy heifers involves significant financial outlay, which has been said to account for approximately 20% of total on-farm costs…

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Comparative effectiveness of individualised homeopathy and antibiotics in the treatment of bovine clinical mastitis: randomised controlled trial

D. Keller and A. Sundrum | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Mastitis is one of the main reasons for antimicrobial use in dairy production. In the context of concern over anti-microbial resistance, alternative treatments for mastitis, including homeopathy, are becoming increasingly popular, particularly on organic farms…

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Risk of iatrogenic damage to the sciatic nerve in dairy cattle

R. M. Kirkwood, J.G. Remnant, R.M. Payne, A.M. Murphy and W. Wapenaar | Veterinary Record | November 2017
Damage to the sciatic nerve in cattle can lead to pain, lameness, and paralysis and therefore is a cause of concern for both welfare and productivity. Clinical texts indicate that sciatic nerve damage can be caused by intramuscular injections into the gluteal region with recommendations that gluteal or caudal thigh regions are not used for intramuscular injection in thin or young animals…